bad actor


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bad actor

n.
One that frequently misbehaves or is a source of difficulty: "Phosphorus is not the only bad actor in lake eutrophication" (Chemical Week).
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Kim had been trained by Lurgan Sahib; E23, by virtue of his business, was no bad actor.
What exactly is a bad actor likely to do after getting a foothold on the network?
Tuebrook-born Charlotte and fellow models for the luxury British brand, Sam Rollinson and Matilda Lowther, joined an impressive guest list of stars including the entire Beckham family, Elton John, actresses Mila Kunis, Kate Beckinsale and Mad Men's January Jones, and Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.
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I enjoyed playing a bad actor who is crazy about Alka.
In the end he advocates several "right things" to do, including defining anti-Semitism for what it is, ending the tribal view of Arab-Israel disputes, using verifiable statistics to substantiate claims of anti-Semitism, and ending the double-standard of the UN pressuring Israel as a bad actor but not Muslim nations.
HOLLYWOOD star Hugh Grant joked that he was a bad actor while speaking out against Rupert Murdoch's appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee.
When a person refuses to share the identity of a bad actor, he or she denies others the opportunity to avoid a similar fate.
And not a bad actor, either if his dismissal in the first innings at Lord's is anything to go by.
This is not a case of one bad actor stealing from the petty-cash drawer and giving the stolen money to terrorists.
Gottlieb, former Canadian ambassador to Washington thought, Saddam Hussein "is a bad actor on the world stage" and therefore should be punished (CTV Sunday edition, Dec.